Great Beach, good food, decent nightlife
Not much but bars and restaurants in village, so beaching or drinking for the most part
A must go for beach lovers!
I know a spent time bigging up the sand on the beaches of Siesta Key, but as Crescent Beach was voted America's #1 Beach, I feel it deserves a little review of it's own.Like I have said, I have seen nicer beaches, but never nicer sand, and rarely a beach so easy and nice to walk along.A report states: “The sand from Siesta Key is 99% pure quartz...more
I don't know what it is, but trying to find places to fish in Florida is an art in itself. It's the sea, it should be free for everyone to fish in, from anywhere, but oh no, not in Florida. I have no idea if fishing in the sea costs in other States, but it shouldn't you know.I understand private lakes and river fishing, but not the sea. Anyway, no...more
If there is one thing that stands out most, it's the beach, and just walking on the beach is a joy. Lot's of people are walking up and down the beach, all the time. And it's so easy to see why. The beach is firm at the waters edge, and firm and flat for quite a wide part too.It's warm here, with birds diving in the water near you for fish, people...more
Siesta Key has a wonderful, laid-back feel to it. I only had a short visit here but I spent that time on the beach where, in October, the waters were wonderfully warm and the sand pristine and white. In fact, it was a good job I had my sunglasses with me because the reflection from the sand was very bright.The beach is very clean and was not overly...more
A good way to kill a afternoon or evening is to stroll Siesta Village. This is about a 4 block radius, so an easy walk. Here you will find your standard surf shops, coffeehouses, restaurants with outdoor seating, open air bars built in that classic old school Florida style with wooden planks. Very safe and friendly with some old school Florida...more
Siesta Beach is one of the most perfect beaches we have been to. The beautiful white sand is 99% pure quartz which not your normal crushed coral & shells or rock sand. It very soft, ground finer then sugar and people have said it never get hot. The waves are very calm, great for playing with the little ones. The water is a perfect temp, clean and...more
We stumbled upon this wine shop in the Siesta Village last weekend and they have daily wine tastings of really different types of wines: like mango, pineapple, even carrot. It sounds like it wouldn't be good - but it really was - and I normally don't like fruity wines. We tried almost all their wines and ended up buying a case and having it shipped...more
Crescent Beach is basically the same as the famous Siesta Public Beach. Crescent DOES NOT have the lifeguards or the public facilities. It is a smaller beach with limited parking, but if you want to get away from the crowds, this is the place!!At the point on Crescent Beach is where we were told to go snorkeling, as you can see the surf was a...more
574 Canal Road, Siesta Key, Florida, 34242, United States
Good for: Business
6760 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, Florida, 34242, United States
Good for: Couples
6772 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, Florida, 34242, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
Capt. Curt's is supposed to be one of the outstanding seafood restuarants in the Siesta Key area. I feel it is an overpriced tourist trap. For $13 a plate we received 2 pieces of ALASKAN whitefish and 8 shrimp; of course there was a huge mound of fries and a scoop of slaw. When asked if bread came with the meal, the answer was NO. The food was...more
This is an Amish restaurant and the food served is typical American fare but with a home cooking style. Service is always promt and friendly and you get more than enough to eat without breaking the bank. Ideal place for families.They have an extensive menu, plus a dish of the day plus a childrens menu.We always leave this restaurant absolutely...more
Casual family restaurant mostly serving seafood with rib and salads too. Chidrens menu available.Seafood in this restaurant is fantastic - the crab salads are really something. Word of warning thought - the size of the servings is enormous unless you are starving! Service is fast and friendly.more
This was one of the best Italian buffet's I have ever seen. They literally had everything, from steamed mussels to homemade meatballs to shrimp alfredo, homemade pizza and prime rib. We felt that we had stepped into Little Italy. This is a true gem. Don't go to Sarasota and miss this one!! Because this is a buffet, I don't think I could possibly...more
When I was a resident of the Key, I lived about a block from Curts and boy did I miss this place when I left. They have a humble little restaurant in the front of the building, the decor combined with some picnic style seating gives this place an old school nautical feel. The bar in the back is a great place to unwind with some locals who are...more
This place has really expanded since I lived here in 2002. You now have a very cool back bar with a little Tiki atmosphere where you and your new dance partner can go chill out....and this place will be very close to your room if you stay near the Village, so no DUI's involved. Beach attire, at most collared shirts and shorts for the guys.more
Went here on Saturday, had a good time,drinks were not too pricey, this club is not on the Key, its about a mile off of the South bridge on Clark. And, by the time you read this, as clubs go, it might be gone. Beach attire, though I would try to dress up a little if nothing more to impress the opposite sex.more
I know that I always seem to mention car hire as the best way to get around in Florida, and Im right too. But for a relaxing break, and if your mobility is good, then Siesta Key is an ideal place to just relax, and walk around. I know, who would have thought I would ever suggest walking anywhere, but if you get yourself some digs close to the...more
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Created Gems is a locally owned and operated jewelry store located on picturesque Siesta Key, a barrier island west of Sarasota on Florida's Gulf Coast, 1 hour south of Tampa.The shop has a unique variety of items but specializes in 14kt yellow or white gold jewelry items set with our exclusive Spektralyte-Z diamond alternatives, rings, bracelets,...more
This wine shop has a tropical-beach theme with tropical music playing in the background. There's a beautiful lighted large mermaid fountain in the back corner that's a must see. Tropical and citrus wines, ports, sherry's. Mixes for smoothies and sangria. Tropical fruit flavored salsa's, mustard's, dressing's. Fanny May chocolates. Novelty wine...more
The sandpiper is a funny little bird. It scuttles along the edge of the water hunting for microscopic morsels of food (crustaceans, aquatic insects etc.), but it wont ever let its feet get wet. It is a never-ending game of running towards the receeding tide, pecking at the wet sand and then running back towards dry sand as the next wave rolls in....more
Luggage and bags:
Be sure to bring a bag that has holes in it for the shelling on the beaches!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: BATHING SUITS!!
Photo Equipment: Throw away camera for the beach!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sunscreen, umbrellas and beach chairs are a MUST HAVE!
Many different species of gulls along the Florida coasts. Can be a nuisance, but if you stop to take a closer look, the gull can be a pretty bird. This type is the royal tern. It lives in colonies that can number 10,000. When I was a kid, I'd take scraps of stale bread down to the beach and feed the seagulls. They'd flock around in great numbers....more